Job and Internship Opportunities Announcements

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Current Listings Jobs: Contact for further info  

Hawaii DLNR-DAR is hiring a Protected Species Aquatic Biologist IV/V at our Oahu Office.  Please help us spread the word.

Apply Here: Protected Species Biologist

To plan, direct and coordinate activities associated with the marine protected species conservation. This position provides aquatic resources services for the State and the general public.  The position independently provides advisory and consultative services on aquatic protected species and fisheries interactions.  Provides a broad range of locally specialized services in support of the Division’s ongoing local and statewide programs, including providing expertise in the science of marine protected species and fisheries interactions.
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Conservation Field Technician Closing date January 31, 2020. 

The Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program’s Field Technician position requires an enthusiastic, motivated, action-oriented person to play an essential role in conducting field operations. These operations include surveying, mapping, monitoring, and controlling alien species and their impacts to Kauai’s forests. The Field Tech must be willing and able to camp in remote mountainous areas and operate in extremely rugged terrain and adverse weather conditions. The Field Tech will assist KRCP staff and conservation partners with field operations and office support that may include noxious weed control, field operations planning, trail maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, fence construction/maintenance, data entry, and outreach activities. This position is supervised by the Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program Coordinator and Lead Field Technician.


  • Assist with natural resource management field operations which include: controlling and eliminating invasive alien plants using a variety of methods.
  • Participate in special-use helicopter operations that include sling loading, low-elevation surveys, and remote/hover landings.
  • Maintain ungulate fences.
  • Maintain vehicles and field equipment
  • Mix and apply herbicide according to label instructions
  • Assist with GPS mapping, data collection, and data entry
  • Work with partners, volunteers, and interns in field operations
  • Ensure compliance with all Hawaii State Parks and Forestry rules and safety procedures.
  • Assist with interpretive hikes, outreach events, and fundraising efforts to help build good community relations
  • Other duties as assigned. 


• High school diploma required, college degree prefered.

• Must be comfortable managing, orienting, supervising and coordinating volunteers of varying ages and skill


• Ability to recognize Hawaiian native and non-native plant species and familiarity with navigating through

Kaua‘i landscapes specifically in Kōkeʻe, Waimea Canyon, Nā Pali Coastal State Parks, and surrounding

areas of Forest Reserves and Alakaʻi Wilderness Preserve.

• Experience working with or knowledge of Hawai‘i natural systems and the conservation challenges on


• Experience with herbicide weed control techniques

• Experience with map reading and orienteering. Must have the ability to navigate rugged terrain using maps,

compass and GPS.

• Ability to perfrom physical work in rugged terrain while under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.

• Must be available for remote camping worktrips that will be on average 3-5 days.

• Experience with driving off-road vehicles

• Valid Hawaii Driver’s License


• Experience operating various types of equipment and tools safely (chainsaw, machete, etc)

• Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and field mapping techniques.

• Ability to follow instructions from colleagues, and work in a collaborative team-based environment

• Certifications such as first aid, CPR, herbicide application, helicopter safety.

• PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain program records.

• Ability and willingness to take on additional tasks and responsibilities within job parameters, commensurate

to work experience.

• Ability to convey work instructions to other management team members, including volunteers.

• Ability to function productively as a member or leader of a work team.

Starting pay $13.50-$17.00 per hour depending on qualifications. Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance and paid vacation, sick, and holiday.

Work week is Mon-Thurs 7am-5pm. Weekend projects will be scheduled as needed.


Please contact KRCP for an application by email at The application will require an onsite working interview.

Applications being accepted until positions is filled.


National Tropical Botanical Garden Limahuli Garden and Preserve Director, Hā’ena, Kaua‘i

Application deadline: Midnight HST, Sunday September 8, 2019

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is recruiting a Director to manage all aspects of operations at Limahuli
Garden and Preserve. This 1,000-acre property, located in the north shore community of Hā’ena, Kaua‘i, contains
significant cultural and archaeological sites. The Preserve encompasses three ecological zones with natural populations of
rare and endangered plant species and is the centerpiece of NTBG’s biocultural conservation and restoration ecology
programs. A hallmark of this award-winning garden has been developing scientific collections of Hawaiian ethnobotanical
and native plants in the context of a Hawaiian ahupua’a system. This position is based at Limahuli Garden but reports to
the NTBG’s Director and CEO at the headquarters in Kalaheo, Kauai.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (Masters preferred) in Horticulture, Botany, Ethnobotany, or Botanical Garden
Management and a minimum of five years practical experience in horticulture, ideally in management in a botanical
garden setting. Knowledge of tropical plants, especially Hawaiian species, and restoration ecology practices, is an asset.
Experience working with Hawaiian cultural practitioners and a familiarity with the Hawaiian language is preferred.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, managerial experience, computer competence, and successful grant
writing are required. Must be able to collaboratively work with a multicultural staff and community, cultural experts, and
a multidisciplinary team of scientists, educators, and conservationists.
Application deadline: Midnight HST, Sunday September 8, 2019
Send résumé, cover letter and three reference letters to:
National Tropical Botanical Garden
Attn: Limahuli Garden and Preserve Director Search Committee
3530 Papalina Rd.
Kalaheo, HI 96741
Phone: (808) 332-7324
FAX: (808) 332-9765
National Tropical Botanical Garden- supported by your donations and dedicated to the conservation and study of the
world’s tropical plants.

An Equal Opportunity Employer/ Pre-employment drug testing required


ID# 19386 NNRM Outreach & Education Associate
Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i
Pacific Coop Studies Unit

We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.

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2. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

If you are a current employee of our organization please use the following link instead:

Thank you!
RCUH Human Resources

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Intern Scientist (Waipahu)

Integral Consulting Inc. ( is an international science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science, and environmental chemistry. We are currently seeking an Intern Scientist to work from our office in Waipahu, HI.

We are seeking an Intern Scientist to work with our environmental scientists in multidisciplinary teams on a variety of challenging environmental investigations, providing a unique opportunity for personal development and mentorship.

• Assisting with data preparation activities such as organizing, tracking, and summarizing environmental data sources
• Participating in environmental sample collection activities
• Assisting with technical writing of reports

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the natural life, environmental or geological sciences, or a related field 
• 0 – 1 year's of experience
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong quantitative skills
• Experience with ArcGIS and MS Excel 
• Good working knowledge of environmental science and chemistry

To apply, please visit our Careers webpage at

compensation: negotiable
employment type: part-time or full-time

All offers of employment are contingent on candidates passing an employment history screening and, if applicable, a degree verification. Offers of employment for some positions may also be contingent on candidates passing a federal, state, and county criminal background and Watch List screenings and a drug and alcohol screening. Candidates for whom this is a requirement will receive written notice. All screenings will be done in accordance with all local, state, and federal laws. 

Integral Consulting Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a proactive program of affirmative action and diversity development. Integral Consulting Inc. provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, military, veteran or VEVRAA protected veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. The “EEO is the Law” poster can be viewed here:



Sub-title: Forestry and Tree Crop Technician

Posted: ASAP

Start Date: Fall Semester

Location: Oahu (Maunawili Research Station) or Hawaii Island (Hilo)

Description: The Hawaii Agriculture Research Center operates an applied genetic conservation program for native koa and sandalwood trees We seek a motivated applicant with expertise in forest genetics and pathology to assist the Senior Forest Scientist with HARC’s forestry and tree crop research programs. Work includes directed activities with HARC’s koa and sandalwood projects, including seed collecting, processing and banking, assisting with nursery activities, field operations, site maintenance, invasive weed control, and data collection and analysis, preparation of both written and oral reports, and other activities as needed. Addition field activities require the use of hand and power tools, application of fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides.

Preferred Qualifications;

  • BS in Forestry, Plant Pathology, Plant genetics or other applicable areas of study.Professional experience will be also considered.
  • Demonstrated research experience in genetics, plant pathology, or related fields is plus.
  • At least one degree in forestry, forest science, or plant pathology, or plant genetics, or related degree or professional experience will be considered.
  • Experience with or a commitment to working with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

This Fellowship is open to actively enrolled masters and PhD students in the University of Hawaii System.This Fellowship is a collaboration between HARC and the University of Hawaii Office of Sustainability.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application or questions to: Contact: Nicklos Dudley -

Current Listings Internships: Contact for further information 

Seabird Restoration Internship – applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship.  Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited. Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram’s Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise in Kahuku, HI. More information on the project can be found at

Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020


Seabird Research Internship- applications due Oct 7, 2019

We are working with partners from around the world to build a global seabird restoration database – a database of all active seabird restoration activities using social attraction and/or translocation techniques – to document the methods and outcomes from these activities and inform best practices in the field of seabird restoration.

Research interns will have a passion for conservation and interest in seabird biology and restoration, research, data entry, and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting literature reviews, entering and checking data, and communicating with global experts in the field of seabird restoration. Other duties could include mapping in ArcGIS, organizing data in a database such as MS Access, data analysis, and scientific writing. For interns based in Hawaii, there are opportunities to also gain experience with the seabird restoration intern team.

 Application and position information:

Internship dates: February 3rd- July 1st 2020
Internship Location: Option to be based in Hawaii or California.


Internship with AgriLogic 

job starts: September 15 and concludes December 15. 

Please help us find our next INTERN! This person should be a senior in college, grad student, or recently graduated and be willing to work 10 hours/week from home.  Pay is $15.63/hour.  Mileage will be reimbursed. 


𝐏𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗!
𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙃𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙞𝙞 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨

𝘋𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘚𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴
In general, the intern will be expected to:
• Act as a local liaison between USDA/AgriLogic and Hawaii agricultural producers and other interested parties
• Attend meetings, events, conferences, and workshops on behalf of the project and share information verbally or through literature/handouts/booth staffing
• Document project-related activities via photographs and participate in social media presence (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, etc.)
• Maintain documentation of all contacts made and report back to AgriLogic monthly utilizing preferred method
• Work with local partners such as The Kohala Center, Mālama Kaua’i, North Shore EVP, and Kaua’i Community College to ensure all project goals are successfully met

• Be pursuing a degree or have received a degree in Agriculture or a related field
• General knowledge of Hawaii agriculture and the major players within the state
• Willingness to learn about basic crop insurance principals and programs specific to Hawaii 
• Good interpersonal skills with an interest in networking and talking to new people
• Self-motivated with high level of integrity and a professional work ethic
• Ability to travel independently in and around Hawaii islands as required by AgriLogic
• Reliable transportation. Mileage will be reimbursed at 2019 IRS rate.
• At least intermediate skill level with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook

For questions or to apply, please contact:

Nicole Gueck 


The job starts Sept 15 and concludes Dec 15…. 


Please have any interested people send a resume and cover letter my way as soon as possible. 


  • Science Communications Student Internship
    (15 hours/week, 16 weeks: September – December, 2019)
    Location: Honolulu, HI                                     Application Deadline: 6-September-2019
    Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) is a U.S. non-profit private operating foundation ( established in March 2009 to advance the frontiers of global marine research by providing state of the art operational, technological, and informational support to the pioneering ocean science and technology development project at sea and catalyze open sharing of information about the oceans. We bring together science and state-of-the-art technology to achieve lasting results in ocean research, catalyze open sharing of information, and to communicate the resulting knowledge to audiences around the world.
    Internship summary:
    The Science Communications Internship aims to provide educational and practical support to undergraduate and graduate students studying marine science, communications, journalism or related fields. Interns will work with our Communications Team supporting outreach programs, with the goal of engaging, influencing, and generating public support for a healthy ocean through advanced scientific research, technology innovation, and open sharing of information. The intern will assist with a variety of strategic communications tasks and initiatives, contributing content to Schmidt Ocean Institute’s digital channels and interactive programs. This is a paid internship position.
    Participants selected to support the SOI Science Communications Internship will assist, develop and support the following:
          Assist with the development and upkeep of research cruise web pages, blogs, and archives, as well as real time and interactive content on the organization’s web site.
           Assist with outreach activities and messaging for Schmidt Ocean Institute and research vessel Falkor with staff and multimedia correspondents.
          Assist with visual content editing, organization, labeling and storage.
          Assist with various communications projects, school and community outreach activities.
          Assist with social media posts via Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.
    ●      Undergraduate and graduate students majoring in marine science, communications, journalism or related fields or related field.
    ●      Previous experience and/or coursework in marine science, communications, journalism, or related fields.
    ●      Interest in oceanography, technology, and ocean exploration.
    ●      Familiarity with PCs and Macs, and ability to learn new software.
    ●      Fluent in spoken and written English.    
    ●      Must be eligible to work in the United States, have a valid passport and able to travel internationally.
    ●      Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
    1. All intern applications should complete the online application here
    2. Applicants will need to submit a current CV/resume that includes two references and current unofficial transcript to
    3. Any application related queries should be sent to Carlie Wiener, Communications Manager,

Postdoc opportunities: Contact for further information 

PhD position in crop production adaptation to climate change, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) the deadline for applications is Sept 26th 2019.

We are looking for a motivated candidate interested in exploring long-term meteorological and yield data, to identify the most promising cropping strategies in the face of increasingly variable conditions.



Two postdoc positions in modelling plant-environment interactions, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

We are looking for two postdocs with experience in developing mechanistic models coupling plants, ecosystems, and environmental conditions.



Please see also this postdoc position in climate-carbon cycling interactions at regional- to continental- scales, at Uppsala University:


All the positions are based in Uppsala, Sweden. In all cases, we are looking for candidates with strong quantitative skills.

The deadline for applications is Sept 26th 2019, following the instructions on the calls for applications linked above.


  • Postdoc Fellow in Pacific Islands Drought and Climate Variability, East-West Center Closing September 16, 2019 The East-West Center Research Program is seeking to hire a Fellow for a one-year position focused on drought and climate variability in the Hawai‘i/Pacific region. The Fellow will lead a knowledge exchange and technical assistance process with identified partners in the Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands region to co-produce site-specific drought statistics and data products to meet the needs of resource managers.
    The Fellow will engage in cooperative research that supports activities to build adaptive capacity to climate variability and change in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands; improve drought resilience and responses of land managers; reduce wildfire risk; protect threatened and endangered species and important natural resources; and incorporate Native Hawaiian knowledge in management of drought in the region. The Fellow will analyze available gridded climate datasets; work with stakeholders to produce outputs to communicate study findings and project milestones; write scholarly reports; plan, organize, and participate in outreach and communication activities; develop proposals for external funding; and seek opportunities for collaboration within the East-West Center and other partner organizations.

    • Ph.D. in a relevant discipline (e.g. climate science, geography, ecology, atmospheric science, natural resources, or environmental management)
    • Proficiency in meteorological data analysis and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Demonstrated capacity in analytical and policy-relevant research in an area related to climate science or environmental science policy and management
    • Excellent communication skills in the English language
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate results and recommendations in a clear and concise manner to academic as well as informed policy, public, and private-sector audiences
    • Record of scholarly activity (e.g., publications, presentations, grants)
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a transdisciplinary team
    • Demonstrated strength in statistical analysis and processing of large datasets in Hawai‘i
    • Ability to use appropriate software (e.g., ArcGIS, R, Python, Matlab)
    • Knowledge of contemporary issues related to climate change, drought, management strategies, and policy
    • Experience in climate change communication
    • Research experience in the Pacific Islands region
    HOW TO APPLY:  Visit our website to submit an application: Applications must include a cover letter documenting relevant interests, qualifications, experience, and future research plans; a curriculum vitae; two recent publications; and the names and contact information for three referees. Applications received by September 16, 2019 will receive full consideration. The EWC retains the right not to fill the position.

    For further information on the East-West Center, please see our website at